CORNISHMAN Thursday April 9, 2015
What’s on Art
People are at the core of Lucy’s jolly paintings.
GLOUCESTSHIRE-BORN Lucy Apple says she enjoys making people laugh. She also hopes that this shows through her work, and it certainly does.
From people making music to those waiting at a bus stop, from the birds and fish to the boat proudly flying its St Piran’s flag, just about everything in the paintings she is now exhibiting in The Engine Room at The Exchange, Penzance, are filed with a sense of joie de vivre. An artist who gained her BA degree at Falmouth College of Art and her MA at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, on completion of her studies she returned to Cornwall where, as well as becoming a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists, she since exhibited in group shows at various venues in the county, enjoying solo shows from Here and Now, Falmouth, to Exeter Phoenix, and also led an art workshop with disabled adults at the Echo Centre, Stuart House, Liskeard.
Talking about her work, she says that much of it is inspired by conversations she has with everyone from family and friends to strangers. She admits to the pleasure she gets from the interaction between people, noting their body language and facial expressions.
In the making of her figurative paintings she uses diluted acrylic paint with watercolour pencils on canvas and board, as she likes the transparency of the paint when watered down as it enables the pencil drawing beneath it to be seen. It’s a technique and approach which works well for her.
Approachable, amusing, and well worth seeing, admission is free, and her work can be seen until April 18.
WEST BRITION Thursday April 21 2016
What’s on Art
Collect-ive, a new group of up-and-coming artists, will be showing together for the first time this weekend at the Cornwall Art Fair in St Ives.
The brainchild of Truro artist Charlotte David, Collect-ive span a wide range of styles and media from watercolour to wire. The 12 artists making up the group are Lucy Apple, Philipp Boettcher (Phil Moon), Sophie Capron, Charlotte Davis, Stacey Guthrie, Chris James, Laura Manzies, Caroline Pedler,, Christina Romero-Cross, Peter Trotman, Jason Walker and Anne Whetter. The idea of the Cornwall Art Fair was born out of a realisation that there is a disparity between the amount of quality artists based in Cornwall and the opportunities for them to showcase their work in a central place and meet potential buyers and network together.
The fair takes place from Friday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm, at St Ives Guildhall. Entry is free, and ticket can be reserved at www,cornwallartfair.co.uk
CORNISHMAN Thursday November 27, 2008
What’s on – Society takes varied approach to Newlyn Art Gallery collection
Small exhibition will be a big hit
Although , as the exhibition title implies the 40 or so paintings in ‘Working Small’ now being held in the lower gallery of Newlyn Art Gallery, may be small- members of the society were asked to submit works on board or canvas measuring 12 by 18 inches – the immediate impact they make and the pleasure they give in relation to their size is move then satisfying.
While the undoubtedly has much to do with the fact that it is refreshing to see so many paintings here, at the same time, and as one would expect from such a society, the general standard is not only high but the exhibition also reflects a wide ranged of interests and methods of working that exist within this “nationally recognised artist group”
Indeed, the variety of approaching and subject matter is such and so many members of the society have responded to the original invitation so positively that it is impossible to mention them all.
But from Lucy Apple’s chirpy and colourful You have a hole in your skirt and I’ll Get You In My Dreams to Rachael Levine’s more sombre but topical Flanders red This Will Remember, from the stag in Richard Ballinger’s surprising ‘he Hunter and The Hunted to Barbara Karn’s comical cockerel in Morning Call and from Phillip Hoghen’s flowery Love and Romance and Exotic Foreign Places to Nik Strangerlove’s photographic study of Pothmeor Beach, this is a show which is well worth seeing.
Admission is free and Working Small is on view in Newlyn Art Gallery’s lower gallery…